Choosing organic produce has been a priority for families concerned about their health and exposure to toxic chemicals for several decades now. These days, there are numerous options for those seeking a more healthy diet–even Walmart carries organic food.
But consumers who are also concerned about climate change should seek locally grown organic produce, like that from the Honey Brook Organic Farm on the Watershed Reserve.
Produce grown here in central New Jersey has a much smaller “carbon footprint” than produce flown, shipped, and trucked thousands of miles from remote locations across the country and the globe. Transportation of produce to supermarkets and direct-to-home delivery by national corporations consumes a substantial amount of fossil fuels, which releases greenhouse gasses that cause global warming.
People who are interested in Honey Brook’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) may enroll for the 2020 season. This year, there will be customizable boxed shares and home delivery!
Farmer Jim Kinsel and his partner Sherry Dudas steward their land without using pesticides and fertilizers. Instead, they add mulched leaves and other natural ways of amending their soil in an environmentally friendly fashion. For almost 30 years, they have farmed on land leased from The Watershed Institute.
They also employ strategies to sequester carbon in the soil, modeling sustainable practices that help slow farming’s impact on climate change.
Consider adding local, fresh fare to your family’s choices by becoming a member. For more information, please visit: